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Maydelle in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Maydelle

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
1. Maydelle Marker
Inscription.  In 1906, the Texas State Railroad built to this area for timber to fuel iron manufacturing at the penitentiary in Rusk. The branch prison established at the railhead was called Camp Wright. When Rusk native Thomas Campbell became governor, he persuaded the Legislature to extend the line to Palestine, where it met the I&GN Railway. The line brought new settlement to the Camp Wright area, and in 1910, residents platted the new town of Maydelle, named for the Governor's daughter, who sang at the townsite's dedication. The town was an early center for cotton, timber and tomato production, but its population, like in other rural Texas towns, declined by the latter part of the 20th century.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12639.)
 
Location. 31° 48.073′ N, 95° 18.157′ W. Marker is in Maydelle, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on U.S. 84 0.1 miles south of Farm to Market Road 2138, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maydelle TX 75772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
2. Maydelle Marker
the crow flies. Mewshaw State Sawmill and Maydell CCC Camp (approx. 3.9 miles away); Little Bean's Cherokee Village (approx. 4.8 miles away); Texas State Railroad (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rusk (approx. 8.7 miles away); Site of Sam Houston Speeches (approx. 8.8 miles away); Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel (approx. 8.9 miles away); Craft Baptist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); Cherokee County C.S.A. (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Maydelle, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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